Jigglypuff (anime)

プリン Purin
Jigglypuff anime.png
Debuts in The Song of Jigglypuff
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Kanto
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Jigglypuff Mika Kanai Rachael Lillis (EP045-AG039)
Michele Knotz (SM042-present)

Jigglypuff (Japanese: プリン Purin) is a recurring Pokémon character in the anime.

In the anime


Original series

Brock giving Jigglypuff a fruit to soothe its throat

Jigglypuff's first appearance was in The Song of Jigglypuff, where it was found standing on a stump. Misty tried to capture it with her Staryu, but decided otherwise when she learned that the Jigglypuff could not sing. After Ash and his friends had thwarted Jessie, James, and Meowth's plan to capture Jigglypuff, they agreed to restore the Balloon Pokémon's voice. They succeeded when Brock gave it a piece of fruit which soothed its throat. Now capable of singing, it performed for them, putting everyone within hearing range to sleep. This upset Jigglypuff, which angrily dug into Ash's backpack and pulled out a marker which it used to draw on the faces of everyone who fell asleep. When Ash and his friends awoke, they saw that it was still unhappy. After a similar failure with their Pokémon (Psyduck appeared to have succeeded at first but was soon discovered to merely be sleeping with its eyes open), Ash and his friends promised to find someone who could listen to its song without falling asleep. Later, it sang for the people in Neon Town, putting the whole town to sleep (and scribbling on everyone's face afterward).

Jigglypuff angry after its audience falls asleep

Jigglypuff then chose to follow the gang throughout their journey across Kanto, having set a goal to finally have someone listen to its song in its entirety without falling asleep. In the following episode, Jigglypuff made another attempt to sing for everyone at Grampa Canyon at Misty's request, so that Aerodactyl and the other Prehistoric Pokémon could be put back to sleep. When everybody else was also put to sleep, Jigglypuff angrily scribbled on their faces with its marker.

It next reappeared in Riddle Me This, where it sang most of its song, putting Gary and his cheerleaders to sleep.

In Beach Blank Out Blastoise!, Jigglypuff became stuck inside a Blastoise's water cannon. Blastoise washed up on its island home, and eventually, the island's Squirtle and Wartortle drifted off to sleep from Jigglypuff's song. Later, Ash's Squirtle rescued Jigglypuff before Team Rocket's submarine exploded.

Jigglypuff's microphone marker was taken by a group of Clefairy, who were stealing items to construct their own spacecraft, in Clefairy Tales. The Clefairy were later defeated by Jigglypuff's ferocious onslaught of Double Slap attacks.

Jigglypuff's singing eventually proved to be useful after it summoned an ancient giant Jigglypuff from a bell in The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis!. The giant Jigglypuff was then able to put a rampaging Alakazam and Gengar, both of them also giant, to sleep.

Orange Archipelago

In A Scare in the Air, Jigglypuff noticed a lever that resembled a microphone. As it jumped up to sing into it, it unexpectedly caused the blimp's ballast water to be released and send the aircraft flying. Jigglypuff's foot became tangled in some rope and it was also carried off to the Orange Islands.

In Snack Attack, Ash and his friends set up a stage for Jigglypuff to lure it out and help stop the Snorlax that was causing trouble at the Seven Grapefruit Islands. The plan worked, with Jigglypuff's singing putting an end to Snorlax's eating frenzy and giving Ash the chance to catch it for himself.

Jigglypuff also made regular cameo appearances throughout the Orange Islands arc, where it tended to lull everyone to sleep with its song. Afterwards, it would always scribble on their faces out of anger.


Jigglypuff continued following Ash and his friends into Johto, where its goal was mentioned by Meowth in Tunnel Vision, when the two Pokémon made a short-lived agreement to pursue their dreams together. Jigglypuff became absorbed in its dream to become a famous singer, tending to shift between reality and fantasy. However, its primary goal was still to find someone who could listen to its song the whole way through. Because of this, it frequently went to great lengths to protect its microphone-like marker.

In Freeze Frame, Ash and his friends re-encountered Jigglypuff on Snowtop Mountain, but it was frozen in ice. After defrosting it, Jigglypuff accompanied the group and Todd Snap on their expedition to find the Legendary Pokémon Articuno. Ash managed to stop Jigglypuff from singing several times, but it eventually lulled Team Rocket to sleep.

Jigglypuff appeared less frequently in Johto, but made cameo appearances in a few episodes such as Throwing in the Noctowl and Same Old Song And Dance. It also appeared in a flashback in Wish Upon a Star Shape and made small cameos in the opening sequences of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest and Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

Jigglypuff in the ending Look Look☆Here

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Jigglypuff appeared only once in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, in A Poké-BLOCK Party!. In this episode, it was revealed to have traveled to Hoenn, and was overjoyed to see Alanna's Whismur not falling asleep while it was singing, unaware that this was due to Whismur's Soundproof Ability.

Jigglypuff was later referenced in Caterpie's Big Dilemma, which featured a karaoke microphone with a miniature Jigglypuff on it, holding its own tiny marker.

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

After a very long absence, Jigglypuff reappeared in Alola, Kanto!. It first appeared in front of Ash, his classmates, Brock, Misty, and their Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory. Mallow, Lillie, and Lana, having not seen a Jigglypuff before, were excited to see it, but Ash, Pikachu, Brock, and Misty remembered their previous encounters with it and thus were terrified. Jigglypuff started singing, causing all of them to fall asleep. As usual, this made Jigglypuff upset, and it proceeded to scribble all over everyone's faces.

In the next episode, Jigglypuff was shown sleeping on top of the plane that Ash and his classmates were taking back to Alola. In Now You See Them, Now You Don't!, Nebby used Teleport with Sophocles and Ash and took them to Jigglypuff. It put Pikachu, Nebby, and Ash to sleep with its singing before leaving.

In Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie!, Jigglypuff ended up singing Team Rocket and Bewear to sleep before scribbling on their faces. Later, Jigglypuff landed in the Pokémon School, where it sang Ash, his classmates, Professor Kukui, Samson Oak, and Samson's Komala to sleep. When it went to scribble on Komala's face, Komala suddenly struck back. Eventually, Jigglypuff got a taste of its own medicine when it fell asleep, and Komala promptly scribbled on its face. Afterwards, it appeared to have befriended Komala.

In Don't Ignore the Small Stufful!, Grandpa Forest listened to Jigglypuff sing, only to fall asleep, much to Jigglypuff's annoyance.

In Got Meltan?, Jigglypuff was seen floating past the Pokémon School.

In Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, Jigglypuff was seen sneaking aboard the plane that took Ash back to Kanto.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Jigglypuff appeared in This Could be the Start of Something Big!.

Other appearances

Jigglypuff has been featured in the ending themes Look Look☆Here and Twerp, Twerpette.

Jigglypuff was also briefly featured in the Pikachu short, Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

Personality and characteristics

Jigglypuff and Komala after having its face scribbled on
Jigglypuff depicted on a karaoke mic

Jigglypuff is characterized by its sassy attitude and love of attention. In The Song of Jigglypuff, it secretly attacked Pikachu as an envious response to Ash's affection for his Pokémon. Similarly, in Same Old Song and Dance, it bullied two Igglybuff who performed with their Trainer Brittany. Jigglypuff is also quick-tempered, ending potential friendships with those who upset it, like with Meowth in Tunnel Vision.

Jigglypuff is perhaps best known, however, for its running gag. Whenever it sees that its song has put its listeners to sleep, it inflates angrily and doodles over the faces of its audience with its marker pen. However, there have been two instances in which characters have listened to a portion of its song without getting drowsy: the first being during Jigglypuff's first performance in The Song of Jigglypuff, and the second during its brief appearance in The Case of the K-9 Caper!, when Ash and his friends were trying to fight off a brainwashed Growlithe Squad. In A Poké-BLOCK Party!, its song was finally heard completely by a Whismur, although Whismur fainted during Jigglypuff's second performance due to exhaustion from an unrelated battle that happened earlier.

Besides its marker, Jigglypuff also has a voice-changing megaphone, which it picked up in The Case of the K-9 Caper!. However, it has yet to use it.

Moves used

Using Double Slap
Move First Used In
Sing The Song of Jigglypuff
Double Slap The Song of Jigglypuff
Pound Clefairy Tales
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese かないみか Mika Kanai
English Rachael Lillis (EP045-AG039)
Michele Knotz (SM042-present)
European French Guylaine Gibert
German Mara Winzer

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Jigglypuff as it appears in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In Clefairy in Space, Mimi's Jigglypuff saved everyone from Team Rocket by singing. In Attack of the Demon Stomach, it was used to knock out a hungry Snorlax from eating all of the fruit on the Seven Grapefruit Islands.

Moves used

Using Sing
Move First Used In
Sing Clefairy Tales
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Pokémon Newspaper Strip

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Jigglypuff is a recurring character in the Pokémon Newspaper Strip. Like in the anime, Jigglypuff frequently sings, expecting people and Pokémon to appreciate its song. However, its song causes them to sleep, and Jigglypuff makes drawings on their faces.

In the games

Jigglypuff in Pokémon Zany Cards

In the core series

Pokémon Yellow

In Pokémon Yellow, there is a Jigglypuff at the Pewter Pokémon Center. If it is interacted with, it will sing its song, which will put Pikachu to sleep if it does not already have a status condition. Pikachu will remain where it is standing until the player leaves the center, talks to it, or uses the Poké Flute while standing next to it. Nurse Joy will note the sleeping Pikachu if she is spoken to, and will not heal the player's party until Pikachu is awoken. Also, if the lady of the Cable Club is spoken to, she'll say "We're making preparations. Please wait." until Pikachu is awoken. If the player tries to deposit Pikachu in the PC or select Pikachu in the party, the game will state there is "No response". If the player looks at Pikachu in the party, its sprite will be missing. Jigglypuff is also present at the Pewter Pokémon Center in the other Generation I games, the Generation II games, and their respective remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. In Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen, while it sings just like in Yellow, its song has no effect, likely due to all six of the player's Pokémon being in Poké Balls. In Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver, it does not sing.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon: Catch the Numbers!

Jigglypuff appears in Pokémon: Catch the Numbers!.

Pokémon Snap

A Jigglypuff—which may be this same Jigglypuff—appears in the Cave area of Pokémon Snap. It and two other Jigglypuff are being harassed by a trio of Koffing. They leave after being saved by the player, but return at the end of the course to Sing for the camera. The center-most one uses a marker as a microphone, and inflates itself in anger in the same manner if the Poké Flute is played over its singing.

Pokémon Zany Cards

In Special Seven mode, Jigglypuff appears as card #3. When Jigglypuff is used, it will sing the opponent to sleep (becoming enraged in the process), forcing them to miss a turn.


  • In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, Jigglypuff is referred to as a female. However, in several Kids' WB promotional spots, Jigglypuff is referred to as a male.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Jigglypuff.

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